November 2023 Committee on Instruction

THURSDAY
November 16, 2023

9:00 a.m.

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION – Room 1-100

Members: Audrey Young, chair; Evelyn Brooks, vice chair; Aicha Davis; Pam Little; and Melissa Ortega. A quorum of the State Board of Education may attend the committee meeting and discuss items on the committee agenda.

Public testimony – Individual testimony will be taken at the time the related item comes up for committee discussion or action. The procedures for public testimony at State Board of Education committee meetings and general board meetings are provided in SBOE Operating Rules.

1. Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC, Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs
(Second Reading and Final Adoption)

This item presents for second reading and final adoption a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, 74.27, Innovative Courses and Programs. The proposed amendment would update innovative course application and approval requirements. Changes are recommended since approved for first reading. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.002(f).

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – ACTION

2. Discussion of Proposed Amendment to 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.38, Requirements for Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss a proposed amendment to 19 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.38, Requirements for Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), to align with the requirements of House Bill (HB) 4375, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023. The proposal would require instruction in the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) in addition to instruction in CPR for student in Grades 7-12. Statutory authority is Texas Education Code, §28.0023, as amended by HB 4375, 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2023.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION

3. Approval of Updates and Substitutions to Adopted Instructional Materials

This item provides the opportunity for the committee and board to approve update and/or substitution requests received since the last board meeting. The updated content has been reviewed by subject-area specialists and determined to address the pertinent student expectations in a manner equal to the content initially reviewed and approved by the state review panel. Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §31.003 and §31.022.

COMMITTEE – ACTION
SBOE – CONSENT

4. Discussion of Proposed Updates to the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students

This item provides the opportunity for staff to report to the committee on the process to update the Texas State Plan for the Education of Gifted/Talented Students (State Plan). Statutory authority is the Texas Education Code (TEC), §7.102(c)(15) and §29.123.

COMMITTEE – DISCUSSION
SBOE – NO ACTION